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Captain William Clark Regional Park at Cottonwood Beach - Dike Trail

Southwest Washington

Enjoy a hike or glimpse some native species of bird along the Washougal Dike. Continue reading

Location

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA
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Length

6.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Rating

1.00 out of 5

  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Rivers

Enjoy a hike or glimpse some native species of bird along the Washougal Dike.

From the Captain William Clark Park trailhead, head over the dike to Cottonwood Beach. The boundary of Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge lies at the east end of the beach.

Head east, stopping to look for bald eagles, ducks, great blue herons, western meadowlarks, northern flickers and other birds. A basalt bench overlooking the Gibbons Creek fish ladder makes for a nice resting spot for a snack.

Captain William Clark Regional Park at Cottonwood Beach - Dike Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.5669, -122.3371 Open in Google Maps

Trailhead

Southwest Washington -- Columbia River Gorge - WA

Clark County Parks

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Columbia River Gorge. Craig Romano. Mountaineers Books. 2011.

USGS Washougal

http://www.cityofvancouver.us/parks-recreation/parks_trails/trails/pdfs/cottonwood.pdf

 

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